April 16th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Thereâ€™s no doubt that firefighting has changed over the years. To keep up with the latest changes, firefighters from both sides of the border converged at the North Country Career Center Saturday and Sunday for the annual fire school.
The Northeast International Mutual Aid Association sponsored the event. This year, members from 12 departments attended the school. The majority of the firefighters were from the Orleans County area, however, some were from Woodbury, VT, and Mansonville, Beebe and Stanstead, Quebec.
ST. ALBANSâ€“The Lake Region track and field team headed over Franklin County to participate in a BFA hosted meet at the Collins-Pearly Complex.
The Rangers had a strong showing with the girls placing second and the boys taking home third.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Judge Robert Bent handed down a 48 month to 10-year prison sentence, with credit for time served, to 25-year-old Andrew Ladouceur of Derby for attempted burglary of an occupied dwelling.
In exchange for a full confession and testifying against co-defendant, Deonate McNeil, 24, the state gave Ladouceur a lighter sentence and dismissed felony charges of aggravated assault, unlawful restraint and attempted assault and robbery with a weapon.
Ladouceur turned himself in to police on Oct. 15, 2010, in Derby. He pleaded guilty Oct. 20, 2011.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Treating children just got easier for Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) and Northern Emergency Medical Services (NEMS).
The ambulance services, following a number of serious pediatric cases in the region, changed the way they respond to calls involving children. Last month, both ambulance services color-coded each backboard they own. The colors correspond to which medical bag to use on a child.
DERBY, VT - For generations, area youth were able to experience going to camp at Coutts-Moriarty located on Salem Lake in Derby, VT. The six-week camp could entertain 450 day and overnight campers with a variety of outdoor activities, including access to the lake.
Thanks to a new community building on the upper level, the camp is nearly ready for it's spring opening, with the ability to do more and offer more year round.
NEWPORTâ€“The Falcon baseball team had a rough go of it on Saturday morning against Lyndon Institute. After falling behind early, rallying back to take the lead through the middle innings, a tough seven run top of the sixth sealed the boys fate as they lost 14-8 to the Vikings.
"This was a game that wasn't played well," said Coach Brian Bonvechio. "Both teams played like very inexperienced teams and the game was very sloppy as a result."
The Vikings came out ready to play, touching Jon Boyer for three runs in the first inning off of two hits, two walks and an error.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country's softball team welcomed in Lyndon Institute for their home opener on Saturday morning, but fell short in their effort to pick up their first win, losing to the Vikings 7-3.
While they did not get the win, coach Leslie Dunn was very pleased with the girl's efforts compared to their first time out against St. Johnsbury.
"It was night and day," said Dunn. "Defensively we had some miscues, but we were right on it. We made some really big secondary plays, some real heads up stuff.â€ť
The game kicked off with both teams getting on the scoreboard in the first.